Do these girls look ready?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sparkway, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR , CQ, Light B, and EE are all about 7-8 months old. We live in NJ where it is now freezing and dark early. Do their combs look ready?[​IMG]
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  2. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE looks a bit light, the others are ready. If your pushing for eggs, add some light 2 hours in the morning will help.
    Best to you
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Your lovely young ladies are getting close to laying.
     
  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Other than the EE they sure do look ready! Will these be your first eggs? I still remember when I found my very first egg.
     
  5. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies. Yes these will be our first eggs!!!! The EE I thought was still somewhat pale. I don't have electricity in the coop so will have to just wait it out. We are excited !!! Will keep you all posted!!!
     
  6. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    That first egg is the best!! Don't forget to post a picture!!
     
  7. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm only about 15-20 mins away from you in NJ...I'm in Passaic County. I have Buff Orps, Red Sex Links, and a Minorca, all of which are around 8 months and laying well (with the exception of the minorca in winter). Be sure that you are feeding them layer feed to get their calcium levels high.

    As for the cold, my birds have done very well. I close them in at night to retain some heat in the coop, but between all the fluffballs bunching together they produce plenty of heat, so your birds will be happy.

    Best of luck with that first egg! Hopefully your EE lays blue or green and not brown!
     
  8. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are close. I have been feeding later and oyster shell. I also just started my first batch of fermented feed so looking forward to that.
    I guess it's just a waiting game now. And I hope my EE lays blue or green and not brown !!
     
  9. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah first three eggs!!! I think from my BR CQ and Light Brahma
     
  10. Sparkway

    Sparkway Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cleaned with a damp paper towel. Is there anything else I should do? And when they lay first eggs do they leave some "skid" mark on butt feathers? I think it did
     

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